At the beginning of the second half of next year mass production of LCD panels will start production line generation 10G, the company owned by Sharp. In preparation for this, the company has already started brought customers. The source, referring to information supplied by other manufacturers of panels, contends that the actions of Sharp will have a great impact on the existing supply of these products.
It is expected that existing clients Sharp, including Phillips, Toshiba and Sony, will increase the volume of orders in 2009. The volume of orders that will be transferred to the power of Sharp, in 2009 will grow by 100% compared to 2008. Other manufacturers, including Samsung Electronics, LG and AU Optronics (AUO), as a result lose part of the work, the source.
In 2010, approximately 40% of the capacity of Sharp for the production of panels will be deployed under their own needs, and the rest of the facilities will produce products for other companies.